7. Pilot Wings Watch by Timex. Pilot watches don't have to be expensive. This rugged watch costs less than $70, but still features a fully-functional analog/digital watch face with stopwatch, countdown timer, Zulu time display and a backlit face. Legendary Timex durability means it will last for years, and it's water resistant to 100 meters. More Info

Pilot Wings Timex Watch

6. Citizen Eco-Drive Field Chronograph. Reminiscent of US Army field watches from World War II, this timeless design adds a decidedly modern touch: Citizen's Eco-Drive technology. This harnesses the power of light (artificial or natural), so it never needs a battery. Features a stainless steel case, date window and chronography, all for only $189.99. More Info

Citizen Eco-Drive Field Chronograph

5. G-Shock Altimeter Watch. This multi-function watch is perfect for the techy pilot, with a built-in altimeter, barometer, thermometer and compass. The 18mm thick stainless steel case is covered in a protective resin shell, is water resistant to 200 meters, and is recharged by the sun. $299.95. More Info

G-shock altimeter watch

4. Citizen Perpetual Calendar Chronograph. If you're looking for a pilot watch with real style, this beauty from Citizen is a great choice. It's a complete aviator timepiece, with dual time zones, a tachymeter rotating bezel, chronograph and alarm. But the modern case and stainless steel band make it an everyday watch. $356.25. More Info

Citizen perpetual calendar watch

3. Garmin D2 Bravo GPS Smartwatch. Garmin practically invented a new category of watch with their D2, and it's easy to see why it's so popular. At $599 (with free shipping), the D2 Bravo makes a powerful everyday companion. Keep track of your smartphone notifications right from the watch face, then use it as a fitness tracker during your run. When you get to the airport, turn on the GPS and take it flying, with nearest airport, direct-to navigation and moving map. More Info

Garmin D2 Bravo Watch

2. Citizen Eco-Drive Navihawk A-T Chronograph. Perhaps the most elegant pilot watch we've ever seen, the Navihawk A-T offers aviation features all dressed up. The atomic clock synchronization means you'll never have to set the time again, and the 43 city time zones keep you on local time no matter where you fly. You'll also find two alarms, a precise chronograph, 99-minute countdown timer, Zulu time display, and a rotating E6B bezel. The gorgeous stainless steel case and mesh bracelet, combined with the understated black dial, means this watch is suitable for anything from a $100 hamburger to a black tie party. More Info

Citizen Navihawk A-T Chronograph

1. Garmin D2 Bravo Titanium Edition. Garmin's latest product truly is the ultimate pilot watch. It includes an internal GPS that shows current position, speed and altitude. Combine that with the D2 Bravo's built-in airport database and you can even navigate direct to your nearest airport. Much more than just a GPS watch, though, the striking D2 Bravo Titanium also features an altimeter, compass, smartphone notifications (like text messages and phone calls) and even a heart rate monitor. It's at home in the cockpit, on the golf course or at the gym. $899, with free shipping. More Info

Garmin D2 Bravo Titanium watch



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